WALLA WALLA — Three men affiliated with a local gang have been charged in Superior Court with participating in a fight in which a man was stabbed last month in the area of 12th Avenue and Cherry Street.
Brian Lamprea, 19, is accused of felony second-degree assault and felony riot. A warrant has been issued for his arrest, with bail set at $50,000.
Police said Lamprea and about 10 other people attending a party early July 5 in the 1100 block of West Cherry Street chased Andrew A.S. Carroll and two of his male relatives from the gathering to the area of 12th and Cherry.
There, Lamprea allegedly stabbed Carroll on his right wrist with a pocket knife. Carroll was treated by ambulance paramedics, but wasn’t taken by them to a hospital.
Two co-defendants, Jesse W. Castillo, 21, of 1140 W. Cherry St., and Luciano Castorena Jr., 24, of 122 N. Wilbur Ave., are being summoned to court Sept. 4 for their first appearances on charges of fourth-degree assault and riot, both gross misdemeanors.
They are accused of trying to punch Carroll.
Carroll told officials he knew that gang members were present at the party because of jerseys they commonly wear and what they were saying, and for some reason they started chasing him and his two relatives from the house, according to a police report filed in court.
Carroll and his relatives are not known gang members, police said. No clear motive for the assault was established.